The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

Where’s Wayne?

Where’s Wayne?

Stella Mosier September 25, 2022

Two days into the school year, students were shocked to learn that Wayne, security guard Demetrius “Dee” Kemp ’s beloved dog, is no longer allowed inside the school. Previously, Wayne had been...

StuCo Ends Homecoming Week with Groovy Dance

StuCo Ends Homecoming Week with Groovy Dance

Lilly Wall September 23, 2022

Bringing Homecoming week to a groovy end, Student Council [StuCo] hosted a disco themed Homecoming dance Saturday, Sept. 10.  After an eventful week of powderpuff, Voll-He-Ball, the  Homecoming...

Freshman Phoebe Morris

Safety in State: Free State Increases Security Presence to Tighten Measures

Gabriella Kellison and Stella Mosier September 21, 2022

Since the beginning of the school year, the security team, Student Resource Officers [SRO], and administration have been implementing numerous new surveillance measures and precautions. These include...

Shaw Fills Athletic Director Position After Experience at Leavenworth High

Shaw Fills Athletic Director Position After Experience at Leavenworth High

Jake Hedges, Copy Editor September 16, 2022

Filling the shoes of last year's athletic director, while also taking on the role of assistant principal, Jered Shaw takes on the challenge of juggling both roles with excitement and ambition as a new...

Interview with USD497 Lawrence Public Schools Board of Education President Shannon Kimball

Interview with USD497 Lawrence Public Schools Board of Education President Shannon Kimball

Alicia Narum, Copy Editor September 15, 2022

On Aug. 31, senior reporter Alicia Narum spoke to the USD497 Lawrence Public Schools Board of Education President Shannon Kimball about issues regarding the district and the board’s plan of action....

Moving from assistant to head principal at Free State, Mrs. Amy McAnarney is excited for her 8th year in the building.

New Leadership: Amy McAnarney Moves Into Head Principal Role at Free State

Alicia Narum September 7, 2022

Free State’s new Principal, Amy McAnarney, is fired up for this school year. After Myron Graber’s retirement last year, former Vice-Principal McAnarney was selected to become the school's Principal....

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NEWS BRIEF: Lawrence school board appoints GR Gordon-Ross to fill vacant seat

Allison Mayhew and Alicia Narum September 1, 2022

On August 30, Ronald “GR” Gordon-Ross was elected by the Lawrence Board of Education to fill Andrew Nussbaum’s vacant spot. Gordon-Ross was one of three finalists out of the 13 applicants.  “One...

Student Protesters Speak Out About Abortion

Student Protesters Speak Out About Abortion

Alicia Narum and Lilly Wall May 18, 2022

At 11 a.m on Tuesday, students joined Lawrence High School [LHS] to voice their opinions about abortion, in two different student-led protests. Earlier this month, a leaked Supreme Court draft showed...

NEWS BRIEF: New Principal

NEWS BRIEF: New Principal

Natasha Torkzaban and Allison Mayhew March 28, 2022

The district has selected Amy McAnarney as Free State High School’s new head principal, after a month-long search. McAnarney’s contract is effective July 1. She is the first female head principal of...

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